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Vol. 28 No. 4
July-August 2006

Contents    

From the Editor

Treasurer's Column

Features
- The Ice that Burns: Burning Questions about Gas Hydrates by Barbara Maynard
-
Science Across the World: Exploring Science Locally and Sharing Insights Globally by Marianne Cutler
- The Irrationality of Being: Fear of All Snakes, Spiders, . . . and Chemicals by David A. Evans
-- Chemists’ Understanding of the Public by Peter Mahaffy

IUPAC Wire
[pdf - 150KB]
- 2006 IUPAC Prizes for Young Chemists
- COCI Corner
- Permanent Access to Scientific Information in Southern Africa
- Memorandum on Cooperation with UNESCO

The Project Place
[pdf - 138KB]
-
International Funding for Chemical Research
- Distance Learning in Toxicology: Effective Teaching
through Technology
- Putting Experimentation Back into Science Education

Provisional Recommendations - IUPAC Seeks Your Comments
[pdf - 42KB]
- Glossary of Terms Used in Toxicology
- Guidelines for Potentiometric Measurements in Suspensions—Practical pH Measurements in Soil Suspension
- Definitions of Terms Relating to the Structure and Processing of Inorganic and Polymeric Gels and Networks

Bookworm
[pdf - 446KB]
- Fundamental Toxicology
- Macromolecular Symposia—recent volumes

Internet Connection
[pdf - 705
KB]
- Free Information Resources for Chemists by Leslie Glasser
- TOXNET—Information Resources and Services in Toxicology by John Duffus

Conference Call
[pdf - 329KB]
- Polymer Gels and Networks by Miroslava Duskova and Michal Ilavsky
- Ionic Polymerization by S. Sivaram
- European Science Education Research by Roser Pintó
- New Directions in Teaching, Learning, and Evaluating the Chemical Sciences at the Tertiary Level by Neelakanthi E. Gunawardena
- New Science Education Assessment: The Challenge by Laure Joumel

Where 2B & Y
[pdf - 94KB]
- Environmental Best Practices, 7–10 August 2006, Olsztyn, Poland
- Supramolecular Assemblies with Nucleic Acids, 16-17 October 2006, Bordeaux, France
- Inorganic Chemistry—Metal-Nucleic Acids Interactions, 12-17 November 2006, Athens, Greece
- Gas Analysis, 14–16 February 2007, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
- Modern Physical Chemistry for Advance Materials, 26–30 June 2007, Kharkiv, Ukraine
- Particle Separation, 9-12 July 2007, Toulouse, France

Mark Your Calendar
link to calendars of upcoming IUPAC-sponsored events

> July-August 2006 (pdf-2.53MB)

Cover: Teachers reach out and take assessment seriously. Donna Leese (left), Pennsylvania state coordinator for Building a Presence for Science, and Christine Royce of Shippensburg University,during the 6th Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education held at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania, USA), April 2006. Read more on p.34. Photo credit: Douglas Locker, CHF.


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